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Re: Travel to Belarus #belarus

J. Rothstein <jr483@...>
 

Hello everyone,

I would have to agree with Frank. I just came back >from Belarus and I had an
amazing experience visiting the shtetls my family came from. Just walking
the streets of the shtetls takes you to a different world and understand the
region, the way of life, the living conditions all takes you back a century
and helps you understand why your ancesters left. I highly recommend the
trip and will be sending out a description of my experiences after the
holidays. I would also suggest that you get in touch with Yuri Dorn, the
director of the Religious Communities of Belarus, based in Minsk, who can
help you with your trip. My amazing trip could not have been possible
without him. When I send out my full description, everyone will understand.

All the best,
Yehuda “J.R.” Rothstein
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Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Travel to Belarus #belarus

J. Rothstein <jr483@...>
 

Hello everyone,

I would have to agree with Frank. I just came back >from Belarus and I had an
amazing experience visiting the shtetls my family came from. Just walking
the streets of the shtetls takes you to a different world and understand the
region, the way of life, the living conditions all takes you back a century
and helps you understand why your ancesters left. I highly recommend the
trip and will be sending out a description of my experiences after the
holidays. I would also suggest that you get in touch with Yuri Dorn, the
director of the Religious Communities of Belarus, based in Minsk, who can
help you with your trip. My amazing trip could not have been possible
without him. When I send out my full description, everyone will understand.

All the best,
Yehuda “J.R.” Rothstein
MODERATOR NOTE: The online newsletter is the place for these articles. Please
contact Fran Bock (franbock@...)for details.

Seeking: DAUBER from Rohatyn #general

agudashi@...
 

I am searching for information concerning Amalia DAUBER, daughter of
Mendel DAUBER. According to ship manifest, Amalia arrived in New York
in 1914 >from Rohatyn. She was going to stay with Mosiah KIRSCHNER in
New York.

Sound familiar?

Alex Feller
Chicago, IL
agudashi@...

Re: Old photos of non-relations #general

Franky <N.Landau@...>
 

I don't know how many there are but scan them and upload them onto an
Internet album, and then you can provide the link to anyone you want to
look at it - that is if you don't want to actually make it public.

Then you can store them away and also salve your conscience that you
are not hiding them away for noone to see.


--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Belarus)

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking: DAUBER from Rohatyn #general

agudashi@...
 

I am searching for information concerning Amalia DAUBER, daughter of
Mendel DAUBER. According to ship manifest, Amalia arrived in New York
in 1914 >from Rohatyn. She was going to stay with Mosiah KIRSCHNER in
New York.

Sound familiar?

Alex Feller
Chicago, IL
agudashi@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Old photos of non-relations #general

Franky <N.Landau@...>
 

I don't know how many there are but scan them and upload them onto an
Internet album, and then you can provide the link to anyone you want to
look at it - that is if you don't want to actually make it public.

Then you can store them away and also salve your conscience that you
are not hiding them away for noone to see.


--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Belarus)

Re: Lodz, Poland and surrounding area --searchable databases #poland

meretz
 

I would much appreciate any reference as to the "browseability" of these new
databases.
Thanks,
Uri Meretz, Israel

From: "Roni S. Liebowitz" <roni19@...>

Recently Joyce Field announced several new databases that are now
available
for searching on JewishGen. I thought it would be a good time to review
those of high interest to researchers of Lodz and the surrounding areas in
the Piotrkow Gubernia. Keep in mind that several people >from other places
around the country were forcibly transported to the Lodz Ghetto and may be
listed in one these databases.

* "Lodz Transports to the Chelmno Extermination Camp"
Names of 7,168 individuals >from Lodz who were transferred to the death
camp
at Chelmno, June-August 1944.

* "Lodz Ghetto Residents Database"
A record of the 240,000 inhabitants of the Lodz Ghetto. Entries may
include
Surname, Maiden name (occasionally),
Given name, Sex, Date of birth, Occupation (usually in German, also in
Polish), Ghetto address, Apartment number, and
Notes. This last section may include previous address or town, date of
death or deportation (and possibly the transport number).

* Lodz Ghetto Hospital Illness Records"
Entries include over 5,600 persons with contagious diseases in hospitals
in
the Lodz Ghetto, Aug-Dec 1940.

* "Lodz Ghetto Hospital Deaths"
There are over 14,000 deaths recorded in hospitals in the Lodz Ghetto, Nov
1941 thru Jun 1944.

For other databases related to the Holocaust, see:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/

* "Jewish Records Indexing - Poland (JRI-Poland)" is a non-profit,
independent organization.
An amazing searchable database that contains over two and a half million
indices to records >from more than 350 Polish towns. This is a must for
searching Jewish birth, marriage, and death indices of the 19th century
records >from current and former territories of Poland. Where such records
are available, they may include towns that are now part of Lithuania,
Ukraine and Belarus. This also includes The 1929 Polish Business
Directory
Project database. http://www.jri-poland.org

Detailed explanations about each of these databases are available on the
sites. As eager as you may be to jump right in and search the databases,
the results will be much more meaningful and lead to better understanding
of
the results if you take the time to read the explanations. If you can't
wait, then read them after your searches <G>.

You can access all the databases by searching through the All Poland
Database http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Poland/

Shana Tova,
Roni

(Mrs. Roni Seibel Liebowitz)
Scarsdale, New York

Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Re: Lodz, Poland and surrounding area --searchable databases #lodz #poland

meretz
 

I would much appreciate any reference as to the "browseability" of these new
databases.
Thanks,
Uri Meretz, Israel

From: "Roni S. Liebowitz" <roni19@...>

Recently Joyce Field announced several new databases that are now
available
for searching on JewishGen. I thought it would be a good time to review
those of high interest to researchers of Lodz and the surrounding areas in
the Piotrkow Gubernia. Keep in mind that several people >from other places
around the country were forcibly transported to the Lodz Ghetto and may be
listed in one these databases.

* "Lodz Transports to the Chelmno Extermination Camp"
Names of 7,168 individuals >from Lodz who were transferred to the death
camp
at Chelmno, June-August 1944.

* "Lodz Ghetto Residents Database"
A record of the 240,000 inhabitants of the Lodz Ghetto. Entries may
include
Surname, Maiden name (occasionally),
Given name, Sex, Date of birth, Occupation (usually in German, also in
Polish), Ghetto address, Apartment number, and
Notes. This last section may include previous address or town, date of
death or deportation (and possibly the transport number).

* Lodz Ghetto Hospital Illness Records"
Entries include over 5,600 persons with contagious diseases in hospitals
in
the Lodz Ghetto, Aug-Dec 1940.

* "Lodz Ghetto Hospital Deaths"
There are over 14,000 deaths recorded in hospitals in the Lodz Ghetto, Nov
1941 thru Jun 1944.

For other databases related to the Holocaust, see:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/

* "Jewish Records Indexing - Poland (JRI-Poland)" is a non-profit,
independent organization.
An amazing searchable database that contains over two and a half million
indices to records >from more than 350 Polish towns. This is a must for
searching Jewish birth, marriage, and death indices of the 19th century
records >from current and former territories of Poland. Where such records
are available, they may include towns that are now part of Lithuania,
Ukraine and Belarus. This also includes The 1929 Polish Business
Directory
Project database. http://www.jri-poland.org

Detailed explanations about each of these databases are available on the
sites. As eager as you may be to jump right in and search the databases,
the results will be much more meaningful and lead to better understanding
of
the results if you take the time to read the explanations. If you can't
wait, then read them after your searches <G>.

You can access all the databases by searching through the All Poland
Database http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Poland/

Shana Tova,
Roni

(Mrs. Roni Seibel Liebowitz)
Scarsdale, New York

Shmuel Mett's killer captured #rabbinic

Scott Rosenberg <sdavidr@...>
 

The murderer of RavSIG member Perets Mett's son Shmuel, HY"D has
been arrested by Israeli security services:

http://tinyurl.com/9bn6d

Scott Rosenberg

Searching: SOSNITZER, LITVIN/LITWIN (all spellings), LEVITAN (all
spellings), Bobroisk and Smorgon, Belarus; GLICKMAN/GLECKMAN (or other
spellings) Vitebsk, Smorgon and Minsk, Belarus; and Minnesota, Seattle,
Washington and Chicago, Illinois, USA; and Argentina; YAFFEY,
KAPLITZ/KOPLITZ/CAPLITZ (or other spellings) and, SHARP, SHART, SHARF,
SHARFSKY , Pogir, Pogiary, Kovno and Vilna, Lithuania, South Africa;

Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Shmuel Mett's killer captured #rabbinic

Scott Rosenberg <sdavidr@...>
 

The murderer of RavSIG member Perets Mett's son Shmuel, HY"D has
been arrested by Israeli security services:

http://tinyurl.com/9bn6d

Scott Rosenberg

Searching: SOSNITZER, LITVIN/LITWIN (all spellings), LEVITAN (all
spellings), Bobroisk and Smorgon, Belarus; GLICKMAN/GLECKMAN (or other
spellings) Vitebsk, Smorgon and Minsk, Belarus; and Minnesota, Seattle,
Washington and Chicago, Illinois, USA; and Argentina; YAFFEY,
KAPLITZ/KOPLITZ/CAPLITZ (or other spellings) and, SHARP, SHART, SHARF,
SHARFSKY , Pogir, Pogiary, Kovno and Vilna, Lithuania, South Africa;

Strictly Male vs. Female Lines #dna

Moshe & Esther Davis <davis@...>
 

Would it be possible to clarify the following?

The quotes are >from either the JG or FTDNA websites:

"Y-DNA strictly checks the paternal line, with no influence of any
females along that line... A single test allows you to verify if 2
males are related".

"mtDNA: ...Note that the mtDNA strictly checks the maternal line,
with no influence of any males along that line."

Does this mean to say that:

(1) a male descendant of, say, a female cousin, will not be
detected at all using the Y chromosome test?

(2) a descendant of, say, a male cousin, will not be detected at all
if using the mitochondrial DNA test?

Moshe Davis
Jerusalem

DNA Research #DNA Strictly Male vs. Female Lines #dna

Moshe & Esther Davis <davis@...>
 

Would it be possible to clarify the following?

The quotes are >from either the JG or FTDNA websites:

"Y-DNA strictly checks the paternal line, with no influence of any
females along that line... A single test allows you to verify if 2
males are related".

"mtDNA: ...Note that the mtDNA strictly checks the maternal line,
with no influence of any males along that line."

Does this mean to say that:

(1) a male descendant of, say, a female cousin, will not be
detected at all using the Y chromosome test?

(2) a descendant of, say, a male cousin, will not be detected at all
if using the mitochondrial DNA test?

Moshe Davis
Jerusalem

Yom Kippur #austria-czech

Sharla Levine <austriaczech@...>
 

A reminder to all that, while you may submit messages to the JewishGen lists,
there will be no messages sent out >from JewishGen on Yom Kippur. Except for
the digest of Tuesday's messages, no messages will be sent Wednesday >from the
JewishGen servers until after sundown Thursday in Houston, TX (7:30 PM CDT,
0030 Friday GMT).

Sharla Levine
Austria-Czech SIG Coordinator

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Yom Kippur #austria-czech

Sharla Levine <austriaczech@...>
 

A reminder to all that, while you may submit messages to the JewishGen lists,
there will be no messages sent out >from JewishGen on Yom Kippur. Except for
the digest of Tuesday's messages, no messages will be sent Wednesday >from the
JewishGen servers until after sundown Thursday in Houston, TX (7:30 PM CDT,
0030 Friday GMT).

Sharla Levine
Austria-Czech SIG Coordinator

Gurevitch families from Vilna area #lithuania

Roberta Sheps
 

My great-grandmother's maiden name was Rochel Leah Gurvitch (all spelling
variations considered). Her married name was Belovitsky. After marrying
my great grandfather, Zalman Hirsch Belovitsky, she lived in Papiskes
(aka Popishok), which is about 20 m. south of Vilna.

Popishok was too small to hold a Jewish community and I am operating on
theassumption that one of my great-grandparents must have come >from
somewhere not too far away. (There was only one other Jewish family there,
the Goldbergs, and one of my great-aunts married into that family).

Does anyone have any connections with Gurvitch's (or Horowitzes)>from
the Vilna area who might have been my great-grandmother's family?

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England

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privately.

Help Wanted - Yiddish-to-English translation #lithuania

William Israel <wisrael.im56@...>
 

Your help will be appreciated if you can translate a letter in Yiddish
from my grandfather to my father, written in 1918. The two-page letter
is posted at the ViewMate website - items # VM6932 and VM6933. The
ViewMate site is at http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html.

Thanks if you can help,

Bill Israel

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.

Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Gurevitch families from Vilna area #lithuania

Roberta Sheps
 

My great-grandmother's maiden name was Rochel Leah Gurvitch (all spelling
variations considered). Her married name was Belovitsky. After marrying
my great grandfather, Zalman Hirsch Belovitsky, she lived in Papiskes
(aka Popishok), which is about 20 m. south of Vilna.

Popishok was too small to hold a Jewish community and I am operating on
theassumption that one of my great-grandparents must have come >from
somewhere not too far away. (There was only one other Jewish family there,
the Goldbergs, and one of my great-aunts married into that family).

Does anyone have any connections with Gurvitch's (or Horowitzes)>from
the Vilna area who might have been my great-grandmother's family?

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England

MODERATOR'S NOTE: If you have family connections, please respond
privately.

Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Help Wanted - Yiddish-to-English translation #lithuania

William Israel <wisrael.im56@...>
 

Your help will be appreciated if you can translate a letter in Yiddish
from my grandfather to my father, written in 1918. The two-page letter
is posted at the ViewMate website - items # VM6932 and VM6933. The
ViewMate site is at http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html.

Thanks if you can help,

Bill Israel

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.

Re: missing Ellis Island manifest #general

Joan Parker <joanparker@...>
 

I'm surprised the moderators didn't add as an informative moderator's note as
they sometimes do to postings, in this case, information about Steve Morse's
site under Ellis Island on JewishGen:

Missing Manifests
Direct Access to Ellis Island Manifest in One Step

There you will find:
"The links in the Ellis Island database to many of the scanned images of the
original manifests are either broken or missing (see the 400-series questions
on faq page). "
and it will give you information on how to find the missing manifest.

Shalom,
Joanie

Joan Parker, Immediate Past President
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
joanparker@...
Searching: GOLDBERG, GOODSTEIN, BERGER-Plock, Poland/Russia and Brooklyn, NY;
PINKUS, WINOGRAD, ROSEN-Brest, Litovsk; Grodno, Russia maybe Odessa, Ukraine,
Bronx and Brooklyn, NY;
GELFAND, YEHUDIS, KATZ-Minsk, Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: missing Ellis Island manifest #general

Joan Parker <joanparker@...>
 

I'm surprised the moderators didn't add as an informative moderator's note as
they sometimes do to postings, in this case, information about Steve Morse's
site under Ellis Island on JewishGen:

Missing Manifests
Direct Access to Ellis Island Manifest in One Step

There you will find:
"The links in the Ellis Island database to many of the scanned images of the
original manifests are either broken or missing (see the 400-series questions
on faq page). "
and it will give you information on how to find the missing manifest.

Shalom,
Joanie

Joan Parker, Immediate Past President
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
joanparker@...
Searching: GOLDBERG, GOODSTEIN, BERGER-Plock, Poland/Russia and Brooklyn, NY;
PINKUS, WINOGRAD, ROSEN-Brest, Litovsk; Grodno, Russia maybe Odessa, Ukraine,
Bronx and Brooklyn, NY;
GELFAND, YEHUDIS, KATZ-Minsk, Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.